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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # 1185-1
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The crossbar-style hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 1185-1 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 1185-1

  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Drawbars
  • Hitch Pin Attachment

The crossbar-style hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design - drawbars are easily removable via 2 pins
    • Improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Simple installation - no welding required
    • Custom base plates ensure a perfect fit for your vehicle
  • Compatible with Quick Disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


The square drawbars, or front arms, on the crossbar-style base plate kit are simple to mount and remove, easily securing with hitch pins. Once the drawbars have been removed, the remaining brackets are virtually invisible. On most automobiles, the brackets are mounted within the grille, where they remain not only unseen, but protected from scrapes and scuffs as well.



1185-1 Road Master XL Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 1185-1 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 1185-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (600 Customer Reviews)

The crossbar-style hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing.

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These were a great fit and worked perfe ct. 836893



- 477-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


product just arrived , prompt so thats excellent. sure would be nice if it had a decent set of intructions with it. sure is solid and sturdy construction so well done for that . i tried to get intructions (pdf file) but nothing popped up. 384285



- 3121-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Had my local favorite mechanic install these and since it was the first time for him, took a little extra time (and he had to buy the special drill bit), but they work fine and fit the crossbar just fine. 330523



- 1419-5
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


One of the most easy Roadmaster tow brackets to install. 87276



- 711-4
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


As usual, very prompt service and exactly what I needed. Never gone wrong with etrailer.com! 220696


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GREAT! Never a problem
G.B. - 08/20/2016

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- 477-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


I haven't seen the product yet as I am out of town but the people at etrailer have been really great. Prompt,helping to get us the product safely abd saving us money. 434987



- 711-4
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


1990 Miata! Great kit! Make sure you start all the books before tightening any one bolt! Towed the car from NJ to AZ and back with no troubles at all. All bolts started tight! 584609



- 1159-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


The products I ordered from "etrailer" arrived ahead of time and were exactly as described. The sales people at "etrailer" emailed to let me know when I could expect my order and then emailed a follow-up to make sure all was okay with the order! I would definitely order from "etrailer" again. 114538



- 1444-3
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


The baseplate was easiest to install following the directions. I have gone on too long trips telling my jeep with no problems. I wish they made covers for it when not using it to tow. 573892



- 1444-3
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


I'm very pleased with the service and parts that were sent to me from the folks at E Trailer. Chris took my order over the phone and delivered everything on time with accuracy. A plus rating ! 212755



- 4410-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


It was easy to install. It took me about two hours. 574848


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Ive towed my Expedition roughly 1500 miles with no problems. The installation took about four hours.
Tucson D - 10/17/2019

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- 3151-1A
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Great product! Other than a few minor difference between the Saturn and the Captiva the instructions were great. Only took about 3.5 hours to install. Thanks etrailer! 189041



- 495-1A
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Great kit, fantastic price, but most of all it's the great service I receive from the people at eTrailer that keeps me coming back. 274711



- 495-1A
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Put it on a 2014 Ford F150 STX 4X4 with hardly any trouble. However still need an extra part to connect the base plate to my tow bar. You may want to ask a couple more questions than I did and get all your needed parts in one shot. 170491



- 4408-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Etrailer once again did not disappoint. Service was fast, fairly priced, totally complete. Video that was emailed to me was extremely helpful in tackling a daunting task that I was totally unfamiliar with and saved me hours of trying to figure out what had to be dismantled to accomplish the job. Again thank you etrailer and Sal who was extremely helpful. 369757



- 199-5
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


I purchased these for my new toad . I had purchased the entire towing system for my toad through etrailer I totaled my toad Sept 2018. I had to replace the 199-5 unit that bolts up to the frame of my new toad. This was the second time dealing with etrailer. Fast frendly quick service. Quality products and the sales representatives are extremely knowledgeable of all the products that they offer for your needs. I would rate etrailer Service, Sales dept and shipping dept A++. If you DEMAND Quality products and a sales representative that is extremely knowledge of all your needs. You can't go wrong with etrailer. Best Regards Ray 639676



- 1419-7
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


High quality materials Precise fit in a very tight space 6-8 hour install No jacking or vehicle raising required. Fast delivery Good price 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 234588



- 711-4
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


I just got done with the installation. Overall it was fairly straightforward, however it would have been nice if they had included pictures in the instructions. The larger bolts in the kit could have a more beveled tip like the factory bolts. This would make it much easier to get the bolts started in the holes. The photo attached is of the factory bolt for reference. Shipping was very quick, only took a few days. Price seems pretty high for these base plates. I purchased them for $360 and was even able to find a 5% off coupon online by using google. 658076



- 477-5
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Straight forward installation on my 2007 Ford Ranger XLT. 884173



- 3122-1
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- 2505-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Great experience with everyone I that helped me with my order. 878085



- 1425-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


The tow bar assm works nice, it bolted in with no issues. The wiring kit was a bit awkward stuffing all those diodes in a small area in the 2004 grand Cherokee. If I were to do it again on these models I would find another place for the diodes. SN. 877162



- 711-4
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Great equpment for towing my 1999 Mazda. It tows like a dream. 876209



- 2104-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


The install on My 2002 Kia Sportage 2 door was real simple. Took about an hour to install. The base plate hides well behind the bumper out of the way. I am pleased. 876119



- 3108-1
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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


This review is for E-Trailer. I ordered a complete dinghy towing set-up for the dinghy as a towbar came with the RV we purchased. I called E-Trailer and spoke with a very knowledgeable young lady and when I told her what I needed in layman’s terms she came up with what I would need to complete the dinghy preparation in order to safely tow it behind our RV. Everything they said it would do went just as the instructions directed. I ordered a Roadmaster Falcon 2 set up for the dinghy and they suggested a Blue Ox self contained braking system for the SUV itself. hey also suggested the complete wiring system and plug for the dinghy. To my amazement after the RV and dinghy were connected that also was as easy as they said it would be. Our first tow with the dinghy was great and the unhooking was also a very easy experience. This company was awesome to work with. Thank you for your knowledge and great products. 875857


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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Base Plates

  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Toyota 4Runner
    In order to flat tow your 2016 Toyota 4Runner, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cable set, lighting solution, and a supplemental braking system. A supplemental braking system is indeed required by law in most states and many RV manufacturers will actually only honor your warranty if a braking system is in place when towing. Starting with the base plate kit, the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 1185-1 that you referenced is a great choice and is confirmed to fit your 4Runner...
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  • Flat Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2008 Toyota 4Runner
    For a base plate kit for your 2008 Toyota 4Runner I would recommend the Roadmaster XL base plate kit # 1185-1. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # RM-155,...
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  • Compatibility of Roadmaster RM-522 Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar w/ Base Plates on 2006 Lexus GX 470
    According to Roadmaster, their # 1185-1 Base Plate kit is compatible with all Roadmaster Tow Bars, including your # RM-522 Falcon All Terrain model. To complete your flat towing set-up, you'll need safety cables like # RM-643, a wiring kit like # RM-15267, a supplemental braking system like # RM-9400 and possibly a high/low adapter if there's more than a 3 inch height difference between the receiver in the tow vehicle and the base plate on the Lexus. According to my research, that...
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  • 2006 Lexus GX470 Base Plate Kit for Use with Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar
    For your 2007 Lexus GX470 we have the Roadmaster base plate kit part # 1185-1 as a confirmed fit that would also work great with your Roadmaster Sterling tow bar # RM-576. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Toyota 4Runner
    I would be happy to help you get the correct equipment so that you can flat tow your 2014 Toyota 4Runner. Keep in mind that since your manual says not to flat tow your 4Runner with all 4 wheels on the ground that any damage that could potentially be done would not be covered under your warranty even if you have disconnected the rear drive shaft. You almost had everything in your list! To flat tow your 4Runner you will need a Tow Bar, Safety Cables, Base Plate Kit, Wiring, a Supplemental...
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  • Will the Roadmaster Guardian and Tow Defender Work with the Nighthawk Tow Bar
    I do have an option for you but I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and they informed me that the Roadmaster Stowaway Storage System part # RM-4000-40 which is used to attach the Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard part # RM-4000 on the back on an RV will not work with the Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening part # RM-4700. In order to use both the Stowaway and the Guardian on your vehicle with a protective screen you will need to use the Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening...
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  • Recommended Flat-Towing Components For 2011 Toyota 4Runner
    If your 2011 Toyota 4Runner is not the Trail Edition, I recommend the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch, part # C31054. This hitch is an easy bolt-on installation and requires no welding. It has a 2 inch receiver opening and would work well for a front mount winch as you described. I have attached a link to an installation video for this hitch on a 4Runner you can check out. If your 4Runner is the Trail Edition then the front mount hitch you will want is part # 31367. Since you...
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